A THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

June 30, 2015

A THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

There are so many emotions running so high these days. It has broken my heart to see a nation and a people “spit in the face of God” and basically say “screw You and Your ways” to the One who was slain for them on the cross. And I guess they are doing what blinded sinners do and I hurt for their choices because I know the consequences that come if they don’t repent, the Bible is crystal clear on that. But what hurts the most are those that call themselves “Christians” and think that it is “love” to cheer them on in their sin. Seriously? You are going to stand by and pat them on the back and say “proud” of you, all the while knowing what the Bible says and that they will be condemned to hell for all eternity? Or do you really not believe the Bible yourself? You must know that you have joined them in spitting in God’s eye. Now I am going to give you the benefit of the doubt and believe that maybe you have not thought this through. I love you and I have at times lived a compromised life too because I did not understand the scriptures and did not understand how serious the matters of God and eternity were. I have been a lukewarm Christian too. I battle this as I am sure all of us do. It is easier to be lukewarm and not make any waves. But I think we all have to grow up and come to the point that we love people enough to warn them of the consequences of their choices or in truth we are caring more about our own popularity and acceptance of people than we are caring about God’s opinion. God help us. So for those that may honestly not understand what the Bible teaches about homosexuality and other “sins unto death” here are some references below. Remember Love Rescues…..it does not stay quiet and is willing to be persecuted in the face of evil. It is willing to lay down it’s life for others…..not to condone their behavior, but to warn them of the dangers of it! I don’t blame anyone…..we have not understood the scriptures correctly and have assumed that emotion is our guide. Lord help us to return to Your Word, and Your Ways. We all sin….and that is not what the problem is…the gospel is an awesome gift of being able to come to God and say ‘I’m sorry” and have our slate wiped clean and have Him help us to resist the sin that entangles us……It is a lifestyle of willful habitual sin that will take us to hell if not repented of. There are so many scriptures about “the sons of disobedience”. I pray that we will all get our Bibles out and study them with new eyes. We have a part to play. True love warns and rescues….it does not sit by and stay silent while those around fall off a cliff….. So don’t take my word for it…..here are HIS

Romans 1:16-32  “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.  For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.” For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them.  For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse,  because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened.  Professing to be wise, they became fools,  and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.  Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves,  who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature.  Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.  And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting;  being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers,  backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,  undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful;  who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.”

We have time to get things right….God has certainly convicted me of areas of compromise and I don’t look forward to dealing with them….but it must be done…..pleasing Jesus is worth everything we have to lay down and change! Amen?!

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